oa Professional Nursing Today - Allergic rhinitis - a cause of tiredness and poor performance : clinical

Volume 10, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Extracted from text ... patients persistently suffering from this condition usually look haggard - with a "hangdog" or tired facial expression, dark rings under the eyes, a nasal crease from constant rubbing and a watery nasal discharge. They occasionally give the allergic salute to silence the itchy nose, sneeze regularly and are mouth breathers. They dread spring and may suffer significant impairment in quality of life. In fact, untreated allergic rhinitis may be more debilitating than asthma, causing sleeping disorders and poor performance at work or school. Are you one of these hay fever sufferers? Fifteen percent of the general population and up to ..

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